Nevada Irrigation District customers have done a tremendous job of saving water. During 2015 District customers saved over 7 billion gallons of water, all of which stayed in our local reservoirs as carryover storage. The District is pleased to report that as of June 20 reservoirs are at 97% of capacity. However, even recent rain and snow cannot erase four years of drought. Now more than ever it is important that we make conservation a California way of life.
Recently the District submitted an analysis of its water supplies to the State Water Resources Control Board. Based on the District’s Water Supply Reliability Certification, NID’s conservation standard has been reduced from 33 percent to 0 percent. While mandated reductions are no longer required, both Governor Brown’s emergency drought declaration and District Rules and Regulations aim to eliminate water waste. As such, to ensure efficient water use, permanent water use restrictions include:
- No outdoor watering in the heat of the day (10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.);
- No outdoor watering during and 48 hours after rain;
- No outdoor watering that causes excess runoff;
- Washing down driveways and sidewalks is prohibited unless for health and safety;
- No washing a motor vehicle with a hose unless the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle;
- No use of potable water in a fountain or decorative feature unless the water is recirculated;
- Restaurants can only serve water to customers on request;
- Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option to not have towels and linens laundered daily;
- Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians;
- Irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of newly constructed homes and buildings in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
It is imperative that all customers practice water efficiency to help conserve the
Report water waste here http://nidwater.com/report-water-waste/or by calling 530-271-6799.
For more information on ways to conserve visit http://saveourwater.com/.